David SpeedPartner, Fort Worth

Since joining Cantey Hanger, David Speed has represented clients in complex litigation. He continues to broaden his area of practice and expertise, which now includes labor/employment, medical malpractice defense, and construction law.

Principal Practice Areas


  • Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (Texas A&M) J.D., 2009, Law Review
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, B.A., 2001
  • Successfully obtained a full dismissal of all claims by an in-state employer against an out-of-state employee, based on lack of jurisdiction.
  • Successfully obtained a temporary injunction against a former employee, even though the former employee did not have a written non-competition agreement.
  • Obtained evictions of multiple tenants in violation of applicable lease agreement in an efficient and dignified manner.
  • Obtained jury verdict in favor of client who was injured during sporting activity.
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • Mahon Inn of Courts
  • Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
  • Recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine, a Thomson Reuters service for 2014 and 2016
  • Steering Committee for the Tarrant Area Food Bank
  • Scholarship Committee for Child Study Center in Fort Worth, TX
  • Leading Edge Fort Worth
  • YMCA Athletics
  • Legal Aid of Northwest Texas – Pro-Bono Initiative